(HealthDay News) -- Lactose is an enzyme that is typically found in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance.
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The American College of Gastroenterology says foods that may be harboring lactose include:
- Baked goods, including breads and processed breakfast cereals.
- Breakfast foods, drinks and instant potatoes.
- Margarine and non-kosher lunch meats.
- Condiments, such as salad dressings.
- Snack foods such as candy.
- Mixes for cookies, pancakes and biscuits.
- Instant meals in powdered form.
-- Diana Kohnle
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